Startup Weekend Timisoara

    Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Timisoara

Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015


Friday May 8th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday May 9th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Alexandru Roja

Alexandru is a PhD in Management and Lecturer in various startup-core subjects such as strategic management, business administration, strategic analysis, enterprise development strategies, managerial and entrepreneurial simulations at West University of Timișoara.
Not anyone gets to be as easy-going in matters of business without deeply knowing it first. Thus, Alexandru has done various research on innovative and entrepreneurial potential in the IT industry and the development of strategic organizational capabilities to cope with the complexity of the current business environment.
Moreover, he is the developer of Envisioning project analyzing the relationships between economy, technology and society for a smart strategic development, anticipation and understanding of the main global trends.

Stephanie Mitchell

Canadian digital expert living in Rome, with great startup experience. She worked as Marketing Director for 2 startups that had multi-million exits. Stephanie enjoys working with early stage startups to help them craft their value proposition.

Calin Brandabur
CEO and Founder

Entrepreneur, maker, engineer, inventor, senior software architect, software development workflow analyst with over 15 years experience in software industry, working with several fortune 500 companies, bootstrapped several start ups all over the world mainly United States of America.

Guido Giordano
COO - Working Capital Accelerator

Guido is an entrepreneur who loves entrepreneurship in all its forms. He worked with 3 different accelerators, and had the chance to analyze more than 2000 startups, and invest in more than 20.

Irina Marinescu
Marketing Strategist

Works as Marketing Strategist, Startup Mentor and Serial Entrepreneur... and loves it! Likes cats and coffee (but only drinks decaf). Turns into cat whenever possible.

Silviu Runceanu
Visual UX+UI Designer

Uses his 12 years UX/UI experience to build great websites. He is also a Startup Mentor and Serial Entrepreneur. Loves basketball and sweets.

Organizing Team

Startup Weekend Timisoara is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Adrian
  • Radu
  • Andrei
  • Andrei
  • Mada
  • Ana Maria
  • Laura
  • Valentina
  • Flory


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